The heat didn't stop the kick off of River-Cade's 50th Anniversary. The ice cream social melted, but didn't ruin other events.
Bands performed at the Anderson Dance Pavilion in Sioux City. And a dance academy showed off their skills.
One of the big draws, the annual smile contest. Kids showed off their "pearly whites" to the judges, River-Cade queen, and her court. Winners received a hundred dollars.
"Not very hard. I was the only girl in my division," said Hailey Watkins, smile contest winner, Akron, Iowa.
Earlier Thursday, the parade downtown. Floats of all kinds walked the streets.
"I just need to start by saying thank you. I can't tell you how much it warms my heart to see all of you here."
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